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Lowdham C of E Primary School

‘Shine Like Stars’

Governors

Governor Roles Overview

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school’s finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay

 

THE GOVERNORS: 

As a Church of England school we have a majority of “Foundation Governors” appointed by the Church Council of St. Mary’s and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.  Other “Representative Governors” include those representing staff and the Local Authority. Each term of office is for 4 years. A full list of Governors with linked areas and committees (Pupil and Personnel and Finance and General Purposes) in brackets follows:

 

Our Instrument of Governance is currently 12. This is made up of the following:

7 Foundation Governors: 3 DBE (Diocescan Board of Education); 3 PCC (Parochial Church Council); and 1 Ex-officio.

5 Non-foundation Governors: 1 Headteacher, 1 Teacher Governor, 1 Local Authory Governor and 2 Parent Governors.

 

The Pay Committee is made up of the chairs of both committees and the chair of the FGB and meets annually.

 

The table below last updated: January, 2020.

All minutes from our Full Governing Body meeting and committees are available upon request.

The attendance begins from this year as we have had several new governors.

GOVERNOR TERM OF OFFICE APPOINTED BY BUSINESS/ OTHER INTERESTS OTHER ROLES ATTENDANCE SUBJECT LINKS
Tracey Akehurst

Sept 2019

Sept 2023

PCC None

St Mary's Administrator

F&GP

1/1 Policies
Andrea Burrows Sept 2014 Associate Governor None

Deputy headteacher

P&P

2/2  
Michael Davey

June 2016

June 2020

Teacher Governor Married to Class teacher in school

Y6 teacher

P&P

2/2  
Nicky Gale 

July 2019

July 2023

DBE None

Chair

P&P

2/2 Chair, maths, assessment, complaints
Janice Hewitt

May 2017

May 2021

DBE Church Warden St Mary's

None

F&GP

1/1 EYFS, art
Jo Hird

May 2019

May 2023

DBE None

None

F&GP

1/1 SEND
Alex Holland

April 2018

April 2022

Parent governor Has two children attending LPS

None 

P&P

2/2

Safeguarding, LAC/PLAC, computing

Simon Jones October 2019 Ex-officio Curate at St Mary's

None

P&P

0/1 RE, Collective Worship
Chris Simson

Sept 2019

Sept 2023

PCC Works with children's groups and runs Messy Church

None

F&GP

0/1 H&S, GDPR
Lee Sycamore

Dec 2019

Dec

2023

Parent governor Has two children attending LPS

None

F&GP

0/0 PE link
Ben Waldram Sept 2017 Headteacher  

None

F&GP/P&P

2/2  
Emma Wilson

May 2017

May 2021

PCC None

None

P&P

2/2 Science, Most Able, PSHE and Wellbeing
Helen Westbury

May 2016

May 2020

Local Authority None

None

P&P

2/2 English, Pupil Premium, Music

 

 

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